the  WE  project            Shifting...

the WE project

Shifting the narratives around marginalized communities 
one portrait
one story 
at a time

(Photographed and produced by Valérie Berta.)

     The WE project seeks to shift the narratives around marginalized communities by amplifying and celebrating Missouri's marginalized voices through photography and storytelling. The WE project also works to foster intersectional dialogue*.

    The WE project is on Osage, Omaha, Kaw, Missouria, Otoe and Ioway lands.

    Black and brown, indigenous, immigrants, refugees, L.G.B.T. Q+, religious minorities, differently-abled, unhoused, incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people and many others share a history of systemic discrimination and erasure in the United States of America. The WE project works to showcase and celebrate the vast tapestry of our humanity and to open safe, inclusive and collaborative spaces for people to tell their stories

     Finally the WE project seeks to help bridge the gaps between these diverse communities through intersectional dialogue and to engage the community at large in conversations about radical equity, inclusion and healing. 

    *Liberating Stories, a monthly panel in partnership with The Bridge at the University of Missouri, brings together WE project participants around storytelling as healing process and intersectional tool of liberation. The panels are hybrid, at The Bridge and on zoom:

The WE Project

Photo portraits and storytelling from marginalized communities in Missouri to foster intersectional dialogue for social justice.
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